Can caffeine cause miscarriage in early pregnancy?
Women who consumed 200 milligrams or more of caffeine each day (about two cups of regular coffee or five 12-ounce cans of caffeinated soda) had twice the miscarriage risk as those who didn't have any, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
However, some of the common energy drink ingredients are not considered safe during pregnancy. Caffeine and Guarana (a fancy name for caffeine) are of particular concern. Caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage with only 100 mg consumed per day. Energy drinks can have as much as 200 mg of caffeine per serving.
- High Energy Drinks and Breastfeeding. The high caffeine content in these drinks can be a concern for breastfed infants. While caffeine, when used in moderation, is generally considered safe for most breastfeeding mothers, some infants can be very sensitive to it.
- Caffeine Concerns. A 16-ounce serving of Monster energy drink contains 160 milligrams of caffeine. Although it's usually fine to consume small amounts of caffeine while you're breastfeeding, large doses can pose hazards to your nursing infant.
- Energy Drinks
- Cocaine Energy Drink 33.3mg/floz.
- Monster M3 32mg/floz.
- Redline Princess 31.2 mg/floz.
- Speed Shot Intensity 29.4 mg/floz.
- BANG Energy Drink 22.3mg/floz.
- Spike Shotgun 21.9mg/floz.
- Wired X344 Energy Drink 21.5mg/floz.
- CoMotion Energy Drink 20 mg/floz.
Excessive caffeine consumption (defined as drinking three or more cups of coffee or tea daily during the first trimester) has been also associated with a higher incidence of miscarriage and low birth weight. Plus, as it does in adults, caffeine can increase a baby's heart rate.
- The Safe Tea List
- #1: Ginger Tea. Eases nausea (goodbye, morning sickness!), aids the digestion process and relieves stomach issues .
- #2: Nettle Tea.
- #3: Raspberry Leaf Tea.
- #4: Dandelion Leaf Tea.
- #5: Peppermint Tea.
- #6: Rooibos Tea.
- 11 Foods and Beverages to Avoid During Pregnancy
- High-Mercury Fish. Mercury is a highly toxic element.
- Undercooked or Raw Fish. Raw fish, especially shellfish, can cause several infections.
- Undercooked, Raw and Processed Meat.
- Raw Eggs.
- Organ Meat.
- Raw Sprouts.
- Unwashed Produce.
- A British study claims that drinking up to seven glasses of wine a week while pregnant won't cause harm. Pregnant women can drink up to one glass of wine a day without harming their child's neurodevelopment, a new British study claims.
Drinking even a small amount of alcohol could increase the risk of miscarriage during the first four months of pregnancy, a new study from Denmark suggests. They found that women who had two drinks a week had 1.5 times the risk of miscarriage as those who didn't drink at all.
- Someone might have told you to avoid this fruit because it may cause early miscarriage, or bring on labor. But this is an old wives' tale. There's no scientific evidence to support that pineapple is dangerous during pregnancy.
- Lifting something heavy. This caution is really for women who can cause a placental tear in the second or third trimester. This does not necessarily mean a miscarriage, and usually if you feel terrible pains later, it just means that you strained one of the round ligaments holding your uterus in place.
- If complications in your pregnancy arise—such as bleeding, placental problems, or preeclampsia—running can be risky. But for those with uncomplicated pregnancies, experts say there's no harm in maintaining your exercise routine; running won't cause miscarriage or hurt the baby.
Updated: 6th October 2019